Monthly Archives: July 2017

Happy August

Summer is flying by! It’s already August and melons are rolling in. This week we are featuring one of my favorite melons. It’s a canary melon! Super sweet and crunchy, this melon will be sure to satisfy you on a hot day. I know it looks like a spaghetti squash, but don’t bake it in your oven. I hope you’ve been enjoying the tomatoes. I’m a bit obsessed with the red tomatoes on the vine so I’ve been including them weekly until the crop subsides.
Happy Fiesta to everyone. I think we will stay inside and hide away with the chickens and piggies, but I hope you all have an excellent week!

CSA Contains:
HEIRLOOM TOMATOES
CARROTS
GREEN BEANS
GREEN LEAF LETTUCE
RED TOMATOES on the vine
BLACKBERRIES
RASPBERRIES
CANARY MELON
GREEN ZUCCHINI
YELLOW ONIONS
BIG BOX ADD: CARROTS, ROMAINE LETTUCE, RED TOMATOES, ITALIAN PARSLEY, CUCUMBERS

FRUIT EXPANSION: BLACKBERRIES and RASPBERRIES

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Week of July 26th

Summer brings all kinds of sweets. We hope you are enjoying everything and our fruits and veggies have set the standard for how food should taste.
Interested in quail eggs? We are selling them by the dozen. Add quail, turkey or chicken eggs to your box.

CSA Contains:
CARROTS
DELICATA SQUASH
RED TOMATOES on the VINE
YELLOW GRAPE TOMATOES
RED BUTTER LETTUCE
CANTALOUPE
STRAWBERRIES from FRECKER FARMS
BLACKBERRIES
CUCUMBERS
LEEKS
BIG BOX ADD: ROMAINE LETTUCE, CARROTS, LACINATO KALE, GREEN ZUCCHINI, FENNEL from FRECKER FARMS

FRUIT EXPANSION CONTAINS: STRAWBERRIES & BLACKBERRIES
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Week of July 19th

We are really lucky to be avoiding the hot spots of the Whittier fire at the moment. We do farm property up on El Capitan, but the winds have not pushed the fire our direction. Our blessings go out to the people working so hard to protect us and the people who have been affected by the fire.
We’ve only been farming up in Buellton for about 2 years now, but I’ve noticed a huge contrast between the 30 minute drive from Goleta to the valley. In summer time most of your produce is coming from up here in Buellton with our consistently warm weather. All the summer veggies bask in the heat up here. As the weather cools down we get to continue bringing you variety with the milder climates in Goleta. The farms that are not in use get planted with cover crops and the soil gets to regenerate. We are huge composters and get excited when big loads of horse manure, which otherwise would be waste, show up at the farm. Supporting your local farms ensures that we can continue supporting our earth.
Shop for extra berries, honey and our free roaming farm eggs in the CSA store here.

CSA Box Contains:
GREEN BEANS
SPAGHETTI SQUASH
BLACKBERRIES
CARROTS
ROMAINE LETTUCE
CUCUMBERS
RED TOMATOES on the vine
YELLOW CHERRY TOMATOES
YELLOW ONIONS
STRAWBERRIES from FRECKER FARMS
BIG BOX ADD: RED LEAF LETTUCE, RASPBERRIES, GREEN ZUCCHINI, LACINATO KALE, STRAWBERRIES

FRUIT EXPANSION ADD: STRAWBERRIES and RASPBERRIES

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Week of July 12th

Lots of fresh eggs, honey, raspberries and more available to add onto your CSA box. Let us know what you made with your veggies. Tag us #somethinggoodorganics on instagram or share with us on John Givens Farm Facebook page.

CSA Contains:
CARROTS
STRAWBERRIES
SALAD MIX
RED CHARD
GREEN ZUCCHINI
CUCUMBERS
HEIRLOOM TOMATOES
CAMPARI TOMATOES on the vine
RED ONIONS
CELERY
BIG BOX ADD: ROMAINE LETTUCE, CARROTS, RASPBERRIES, CROOKNECK SQUASH, GREEN BEANS

FRUIT EXPANSION CONATAINS: RASPBERRIES and STRABERRIES
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Week of July 5th

Happy July 4th to all. Hope you are enjoying a long weekend! We are working hard here on the farm to get everything ready for the CSA boxes. LOTS of tomatoes this week, hurrah. We are also within weeks of delicious cantaloupes. You can now add honey from San Marcos Farms right into your box. They’ve strategically placed hives on our farm which are thriving. We are so happy to be able to provide a place where the bees can live and work in a healthy habitat.

CSA Box Contains:
CARROTS
LITTLE GEM LETTUCE
STRAWBERRIES from FRECKER FARMS
GREEN ZUCCHINI
HEIRLOOM TOMATOES
CAMPARI TOMATOES on the VINE
GREEN KALE
CUCUMBERS
RED ONIONS
BASIL
BIG BOX ADD: CARROTS, RED LEAF LETTUCE, RED CHERRY TOMATOES, EASTER EGG RADISHES, STRAWBERRIES

Fruit Expansion contains: Strawberries from Frecker Farms and Green Plums from Sunrise Organics

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